Visit 2 Mellieha, plateau abve Mgiebah/Qortin-Ghajn Zejtuna

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Visit 2 Mellieha, plateau abve Mgiebah/Qortin-Ghajn Zejtuna

Post by RB » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:21 am

It's a place that shame on me had never visited before.

The plateau close to the cliff edge boasts almost certainly the largest pop of Cistus creticus, there is plenty of Anthillis hermanniae, and I even saw (from a distance) the only Tetraclinis that I ever saw outside of a garden. And other stuff. Pics below.
anthyllis hermanniae
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pyramid orchid
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tragopogon hybridus
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cistus creticus
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Post by MWP admin » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:35 am

If I am understanding well the location, the forum members went there last year in the good old days of the forum. There is a report of it at the outings and activities for theforum members

The asteracea which is found on Comino more frequent than the bermuda sorrel is called Naupilus aquaticus. it grows in arid conditions, so I do not know to what 'aquaticus' is referring!

Good report RB - we love you
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